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State: Wis. farmers could face manure issues

Published On: Jul 03 2013 08:05:32 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 08 2013 10:06:43 AM CDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State agriculture officials are warning farmers that heavy rains following a wet spring in southern Wisconsin would lead to overflowing manure storage facilities.

Also, water quality officials say spreading manure on already saturated fields could lead to manure running off into nearby streams and lakes.

Sara Walling, who leads the Resource Planning and Water Quality Section at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, says their engineers have been out in the field working with farmers.

Greg Baneck is president of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association. He encourages farmers to contact their local conservation agent or crop consultant for advice. Those experts may know of existing storage with excess capacity.

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